Lisa Stefanac is committed to helping executives and leaders transform public and private sector organizations, teams, and interpersonal relationships. An ex-competitive gymnast and marathon runner who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro — Africa’s highest peak — Lisa is a visionary who can help businesses and individuals surpass their perceived limits.
Lisa has deep experience and proven results in leadership development and organizational change, conflict resolution, negotiation and interpersonal dynamics. She is a coach, mentor, mediator and teacher. She is skilled at pinpointing the key influences across an organization and working with them to achieve change.
As a Partner and Founder of KSE Leadership, Lisa has focused on leadership development, team effectiveness, and talent management at clients ranging from high growth startups to one of the largest companies in the world and across several industries including oil & gas, technology, and digital health.
Prior to co-founding KSE, Lisa was managing director at the Kantor Institute, a leadership and team development consultancy in Cambridge, MA.
She began her organizational change consulting career at Dialogos International LLC and she created negotiation and conflict management resolution training programs through Insight Partners.
On staff at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, she has facilitated interpersonal dynamics, coaching and mentoring, and other MBA and professional-level courses. She has also taught management programs offered through Harthill UK, the University of Chicago and Harvard University.
Lisa has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She received the university’s Global Awareness Award and the Herman Family Fellowship, an award recognizing high-potential women entrepreneurs. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a BA in English literature.